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Beijing aims to revive what is left of the city’s ancient canal system, but surrounding neighborhood development is focused on high-end residential real estate

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acking much in the way of a natural water supply within the city, designers of the ancient capital relied on a series of man-made waterways that were later filled or fell into disrepair.
9 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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